Species Details

Amphipyra tragopoginis

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SeasonalityAdults have been collected in Alberta from early August through early September. IdentificationA medium-size (3.5-4.3 cm wingspan) silky dark gray brown moth. The wings are unmarked except for a black point marking the orbicular, and a small dark bar, often reduced to two small spots, one above the other, marking the reniform. The veins are lined with dark scales, barely discernable against the dark ground. The hindwings are lighter sooty brown, darkening toward the margin. The antennae are simple and the sexes are alike. The three dark dots on the otherwise essentially unmarked forewing will usually identify tragopoginis. The similar Graphiphora augur flies at the same time, but is larger and has the postmedian line at least partly visible.

Scientific Name Amphipyra tragopoginis Habitat Urban areas and woodland edges. Seasonality Adults have been collected in Alberta from early August through early September. Identification
A medium-size (3.5-4.3 cm wingspan) silky dark gray brown moth. The wings are unmarked except for a black point marking the orbicular, and a small dark bar, often reduced to two small spots, one above the other,…
A medium-size (3.5-4.3 cm wingspan) silky dark gray brown moth. The wings are unmarked except for a black point marking the orbicular, and a small dark bar, often reduced to two small spots, one above the other, marking the reniform. The veins are lined with dark scales, barely discernable against the dark ground. The hindwings are lighter sooty brown, darkening toward the margin. The antennae are simple and the sexes are alike. The three dark dots on the otherwise essentially unmarked forewing will usually identify tragopoginis. The similar Graphiphora augur flies at the same time, but is larger and has the postmedian line at least partly visible.
Life History There is a single annual brood, which emerges in late summer. The larvae are apparently general feeders on a variety of shrubs and herbs. The adults come to light. Conservation A scarce but very widespread species, possibly introduced. No concerns. Diet Info No Alberta data. Elsewhere reported to be a general feeder, found on hawthorn (Crataegus sp.), Plantain (Plantago), columbine (Aquilega). Range
Eastern North America, from Newfoundland south to Pennsylvania, west to the Mississippi River. In the west, widespread in BC, and east to central Alberta (Edmonton). Also in the Palaearctic. Possibly introduced to…
Eastern North America, from Newfoundland south to Pennsylvania, west to the Mississippi River. In the west, widespread in BC, and east to central Alberta (Edmonton). Also in the Palaearctic. Possibly introduced to North America.

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"Species Details - Amphipyra tragopoginis, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-2327. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Authorship

Name Anweiler, G. G.
Role species page author

References

Specimen Information

There are 32 specimens of this Species.

32 results plotted on map in 19 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM7339 - Amphipyra tragopoginis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Tofield Collected BySchmidt, B. C. Date Collected2000-08-23

UASM24692 - Amphipyra tragopoginis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2000-08-14

UASM58329 - Amphipyra tragopoginis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2004-09-13

UASM58390 - Amphipyra tragopoginis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2004-09-21

UASM59633 - Amphipyra tragopoginis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Waterton Lakes National Park Collected BySchmidt, B. C.; Anweiler, G. G.; Dombroskie, J. Date Collected2006-08-14

UASM99080 - Amphipyra tragopoginis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Waterton Lakes National Park Collected ByAnweiler, G. G.; Schmidt, B. C.; Troubridge, J. Date Collected2005-08-31

UASM99643 - Amphipyra tragopoginis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Waterton Lakes National Park Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2008-09-08

UASM99568 - Amphipyra tragopoginis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Waterton Lakes National Park Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2008-09-08

JD1927 - Amphipyra tragopoginis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Tranquille Ecological Reserve Collected ByDombroskie, J. J.; Rose, A. Date Collected2006-09-01

JD1990 - Amphipyra tragopoginis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Tranquille Ecological Reserve Collected ByDombroskie, J. J.; Rose, A. Date Collected2006-09-01

UASM150190 - Amphipyra tragopoginis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Mount Kobau Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2000-07-20

UASM150191 - Amphipyra tragopoginis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Mount Kobau Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2000-08-02

UASM150192 - Amphipyra tragopoginis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Mount Kobau Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2000-07-20

UASM150193 - Amphipyra tragopoginis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Mount Kobau Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1997-08-01

UASM150194 - Amphipyra tragopoginis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Mount Kobau Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1997-08-01

UASM150195 - Amphipyra tragopoginis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Mount Kobau Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1997-08-01

UASM150196 - Amphipyra tragopoginis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Mount Kobau Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1997-08-01

UASM150197 - Amphipyra tragopoginis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Mount Kobau Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1997-08-01

UASM150198 - Amphipyra tragopoginis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Mount Kobau Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1999-08-04

UASM150199 - Amphipyra tragopoginis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Mount Kobau Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1997-08-01

UASM150200 - Amphipyra tragopoginis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Mount Kobau Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1997-08-01

Adult Seasonal Distribution